Evaluation of HbA1c on the Roche COBAS Integra 800 closed tube system.Clin Biochem. 2007 Jul; 40(11):822-7.CB
Evaluate a new whole blood (WB) HbA1c immunoassay and system with closed tube sampling (CTS) capability.
DESIGN AND METHODS
Compare the Tina-quant Haemoglobin A1c Gen.2 (A1C-2) application on the COBAS INTEGRA 800 (I800) and new I800 dedicated system with CTS capability to current Integra applications and a HbA1c method accurate with common haemoglobin (Hb) variants.
CVs were < or =1.7%. Mean bias against National Glycohaemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP) samples was 0.3 HbA1c %. Compared to the Hitachi Tina-quant(R) [a] HbA1c II (HbA1c II) assay (accurate with common Hb variants), mean bias was 0.04% and 0.21% HbA1c at 6% and 9%, respectively, with Hb AS variants; and -0.01% and 0.26% HbA1c at 6% and 9%, respectively, with Hb AC variants.
The Integra A1C-2 application is precise, accurate against NGSP-assigned samples and the Hb variants tested; and, the I800 dedicated system with CTS capability offers increased throughput and reduced sample handling.